Our Learn to Ride course is designed specifically for children aged 4-10 years old who would like to learn how to ride a bike with pedals independently.
It is recommended that 4 year olds attend our Balance Bike course prior to attending this course.
The course (4 x 1 hour sessions) will give children the skills and confidence required to ride a bike with pedals independently.
The course will teaches children how to:
- Fit a helmet
- Mount & dismount the bike
We do this be lowering the seats and removing the pedals from the children’s bikes for the first three sessions. This enables children to learn the skills with the reassurance of being able to put their feet on the ground if they lose their balance. This helps them to feel safe which builds their confidence. For the fourth session we put the pedals back on and teach them how to perform the skills whilst also pedalling.
All sessions are held outdoors in a traffic free area. Instructors encourage parents to observe all sessions so they can understand the skills being taught and help their child practice outside of the sessions.
It is best if a child learns to ride on their own bike so they can practice in between sessions and so they become familiar on the bike that they are going to ride once the course has ended. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section at the bottom of the page for further information about what types of bikes are suitable.
We ask that children wear a cycle helmet at all times during our courses/sessions. If you dont have your own bikes or helmet then dont panic as we can lend you both. Please indicate when booking if you need to borrow any equipment.
£50 per child (plus a small booking fee).
How to book
To book a place on one of our Learn to Ride courses see the below list of upcoming courses. Click on the “Book now” link next to the course that you would like to book a place on and complete the information requested.
|Dates||Times (each day)||Venue (click for map)||How to book|
|Spring Term #1|
|Sat 27th Jan, 3rd, 10th, 17th Feb||2.00-3.00||Sewell Park Academy, St Clements Hill, Norwich, NR3 4BX||BOOK NOW|
|Sat 27th Jan, 3rd, 10th, 17th Feb||3.00-4.00||Sewell Park Academy, St Clements Hill, Norwich, NR3 4BX||BOOK NOW|
|Sun 28th Jan, 4th, 11th, 18th Feb||2.00-3.00pm||St Joseph's College, Belstead Road, Ipswich, IP2 9DR||FULLY BOOKED|
|Sun 28th Jan, 4th, 11th, 18th Feb||3.00-4.00pm||St Joseph's College, Belstead Road, Ipswich, IP2 9DR||FULLY BOOKED|
|Feb Half Term|
|Mon 19th to Thurs 22nd Feb||9.30-10.30am||Sewell Park Academy, St Clements Hill, Norwich, NR3 4BX||BOOK NOW|
|Mon 19th to Thurs 22nd Feb||10.30-11.30am||Sewell Park Academy, St Clements Hill, Norwich, NR3 4BX||BOOK NOW|
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
If you child has their own bike and/helmet then they should bring them along. Children should be able to sit on the seat of their bike and put both feet flat on the ground.
Bikes can be borrowed if you don’t have your own. Please indicate when booking if you need to borrow any equipment.
We don’t use stabilisers to teach children to ride so if your child’s bike has them, they should be removed prior to the course.
Yes, we require all participants to wear a suitable bike helmet at all times during the courses. If you don’t already have your own then we can lend you one. Please indicate when booking if you need to borrow any equipment.
Children should wear comfortable clothing for the course. It should be suitable for the indoor/outdoor conditions on the day. A long sleeve top and soft trousers (e.g. jogging bottoms) are recommended for comfort. Skirts/dresses are not recommended.
Full refunds are available up to 7 days prior to the start of the course. Alternatively your place can be transferred to a future course.
If a session(s) has to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions or instructor illness then an additional session will be added to the end of the course (date to be specified by Little Riders).